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This Long Island teen sure has potential

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The Long Island high school senior who made news by being accepted to all eight Ivy League schools says he is heading to Yale, according to a report on NBC News today. For more on this story visit

Kwasi Enin announced his decision during a news conference at William Floyd High School today (April 30) with the type of fanfare usually reserved for college football and basketball recruits, added NBC.

Enin scored 2,250 out of 2,400 on his SAT amd was accepted by Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Yale and the University of Pennsylvania earlier this year. He also was accepted at Duke and three State University of New York campuses.

Enin said the school's inviting atmosphere, emphasis on music and financial aid offerings all contributed to him choosing Yale, added NBC today.

Kwasi's proud mother said her son is "proving himself to be on the right path." She and her husband have sought to instill "strong moral qualities" in Enin and his sister since they were young, she said at the news conference.

"We are so proud and so excited about all that he has achieved," she said to NBC. His father said he has always been strict about his children's academics, added the report.

"I told him, 'Look, your worst grade in school should be a 95,'" he said to NBC.

Principal Barbara Butler said Enin "exemplifies the greatness in William Floyd, and how hard work, dedication and taking advantage of opportunities pays off," added today's report.

Enin said he would like to go to medical school and become a doctor. He said he hoped the attention to his story inspired other kids to appreciate higher education, added NBC. This is one uplifting story Staten Island parents, teachers, and students should be inspired by. Every student has the potential to achieve excellence academically. Enin's success should excite many students to go for their dreams!